Many Nigerian graduates can’t read, write – Education Minister
Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has decried the continuous decline in the standard of education in the country.
The Nation reports that Adamu disclosed this in Yola, Adamawa State during the official commissioning of completed projects in the college.
The minister, who was represented by Hajia Rakiya Iliyasu, Director of Tertiary Education in the Federal Ministry of Education, lamented a situation in which graduates can neither read nor write in a fair manner.
He pointed out the situation as a cause for concern, adding that students and teachers needed to sit up and face their tasks squarely if the case was to be reversed.
Adamu further said that students and even graduates of tertiary institutions were unable to write one full sentence without some correction to be made.
The minister urged all stakeholders in the education sector to sit up to ensure that the decline in the value of education is bridged within the shortest time possible.
Six completed projects, which included a computer Information and Communication Technology Centre, sports centre, a centre for early childhood education, an undergraduate studies complex, among others, were commissioned during the ceremony at the FCE main campus in Yola.